Description: Challenge to environment impact report concerning expansion of hospital for failing to adequately mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
Santa Clarita Organization for Planning the Environment v. City of Santa Clarita
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 06/30/2011 Opinion Download Opinion issued. An environmental organization commenced an action seeking to set aside the City of Santa Clarita’s approval of a master plan to allow an existing hospital to expand to approximately double its size. Among other things, the environmental organization alleged that the City violated the California Environmental Quality Act by failing to sufficiently analyze and explain the project’s impact on climate change in the environmental impact report. The trial court denied the petition and dismissed the proceeding. On appeal, the appellate court affirmed, holding that the City’s analysis was adequate and that its findings were supported by substantial evidence.